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'''Fernão Mendes Pinto''' (; c.1509 – 8 July 1583) was a Portuguese people|Portuguese explorer and writer. His voyages are recorded in ''Pilgrimage'' () (1614), his autobiographical memoir. The historical accuracy of the work is debatable due to the many events which seem far fetched or at least exaggerated, earning him the nickname "Fernão Mentes Minto" (wordplay with the Portuguese verb ''mentir'' 'lie', meaning "Fernão, are you lying? I am lying."). Some aspects of the work can be verified, particularly through Pinto's service to the Portuguese Crown and by his association with Jesuit missionaries.
Birth date1509
Birth placeMontemor-o-Velho, Kingdom of Portugal
Death date{{Death date|df=yes|1583|07|08}}
Death placePragal, Almada, Kingdom of Portugal
NationalityPortuguese people|Portuguese
Known for''Pilgrimage''
Occupationexplorer and writer
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